domingo, 2 de agosto de 2015

VIJAZZ 2015: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

"(...) Given what a rare combination of artists this project brings, "As a chemistry experiment, the album is a knockout," exclaims the New York Times music critic Nate Chinen. And given how different Redman's style is from the trio's, "it is impressive how much vital presence he brings to the Bad Plus without altering the band’s dynamic." This proves true straight through the end of the album, "Silence Is the Question." "Beginning in a hush and slowly building to a roar," says Chinen, "it’s the album’s closing track, for good reason: By the all-important metric of group cohesion, it couldn’t be any more convincing." Read the complete review at nytimes.com.

The album is "a roaring and beautiful summit meeting," says NPR's Tom Moon. "The ideas are impressive by themselves, but become more powerful as Redman and the rhythm section go about developing them ... [T]he real triumph of The Bad Plus Joshua Redman: It exhibits genuinely fresh thinking." The album, he concludes, "draws on a range of old ideas (as old as Chopin nocturnes and '60s rock) as fuel for a journey into the murky, terrifying, thrilling unknown." Texto íntegro en la web de Joshua Redman


© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

© R.Domínguez - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman



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VIJAZZ 2015, Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, 04.07.15